Welcome to Legal Ease - a Montreal-based, produced and broadcast radio show concerning "The Law". Today we consider the following question: is the Judge an improvisatory virtuoso?
In our first half, Legal Ease takes a look at the recent conference 'Lex Non Scripta, Ars Non Scripta: Law, Justice and Improvisation' which took place at the Sala Rossa on June 19th and 20th, 2009, featuring an address by Jonathan Neufeld, an assitant professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University.
In the second half of the program we speak with Venezuelan Supreme Court Justice Fernando Vegas Torrealba on being a revolutionary lawyer, the 1999 Constitution, and other fun topics. http://www.tsj.gov.ve/eltribunal/magistrados/fernandovegas.shtml
The first song is Ms. Betty Boop's 1935 hit, "If I were Judge for a Day" and the second is "Here Comes the Judge," Shorty Long's 1968 Motown classic.